Movie Reviews

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REVIEW: Birth/Rebirth Delivers an Effective Twist on the Frankenstein Story

Birth/Rebirth is a twisted story about motherhood, with two seemingly opposite protagonists who are both invested in a little girl's resurrection.

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REVIEW: Heart of Stone Gives Gal Gadot Her Own James Bond Throwback

Gal Gadot's spy flick Heart of Stone is a solid enough take on the James Bond archetype, with enough fun action to justify its basic story.

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REVIEW: The Pod Generation Squanders Its Intriguing Sci-Fi Concepts

Director Sophie Barthes offers a strikingly designed future world, but The Pod Generation's storytelling is never as compelling as its design sense.

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REVIEW: The Last Voyage of the Demeter is Based on a Book You Might Like

The Last Voyage of the Demeter marks the latest attempt to bring new life to an age-old tale of being dead and dying.

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REVIEW: Corner Office is a Tedious Workplace Satire

Despite a noble effort from Jon Hamm, the workplace comedy Corner Office is neither funny nor insightful. Here's CBR's review.

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REVIEW: Shortcomings Delivers a Satisfying Adaptation of Adrian Tomine's Comic

Director Randall Park's Shortcomings retains the acerbic wit of Adrian Tomine's graphic novel. Here's CBR's review.

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REVIEW: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem's Style Is the Substance

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem marks the latest in a long line of franchise entries, and it's a visual feast. Here's CBR's review.

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REVIEW: Haunted Mansion: The Theme Park Ride: The Movie

Disney's latest Haunted Mansion adaptation puts LaKeith Stanfield's formidable talents in an effects-driven adaptation of a theme park ride.

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REVIEW: Talk To Me is the Best Horror Film of 2023

In their stunning feature debut, Talk To Me, the RackaRacka brothers, Danny and Michael Philippou, offer grief and terror in equal measure.

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REVIEW: Justice League - Warworld Is an Ambitious Mixed Bag

Justice League: Warworld serves as the culmination of the Tomorrowverse when it remembers to progress its own story. Here's CBR's review.

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REVIEW: A Fully Committed Nicolas Cage Carries Sympathy for the Devil

Even when Sympathy for the Devil's narrative falters, Nicolas Cage's enjoyably bonkers turn as a mysterious carjacker is always mesmerizing to watch.

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REVIEW: They Cloned Tyrone Gives John Boyega the Showcase He Deserves

Juel Taylor's directorial debut, They Cloned Tyrone, has trouble marrying its ideas, but offers a phenomenal performance.

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REVIEW: Barbie is Campy, Colorful, and Delightfully Charming

Greta Gerwig's Barbie delivers on the sweetness, satire, and fun performances of its main cast as Mattel's beloved, yet controversial doll lineup.

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REVIEW: Oppenheimer is Christopher Nolan's Melancholic Masterpiece of a Biopic

With Oppenheimer, Christopher Nolan's sprawling biopic delivers thanks to its impeccable performances, direction, and haunting spectacle.

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REVIEW: Lionsgate's Cobweb Is a Twisty, Creepy Delight

Samuel Bodin's Cobweb scares in the shadows before electrifying audiences with a wild third act.

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REVIEW: Shudder's Quicksand is Run-of-the-Mill Survival Horror Fare

Quicksand fails to offer anything new to a familiar subgenre of horror.

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REVIEW: Final Cut Offers a Redundant Remake of a Zombie Sensation

Final Cut director Michel Hazanavicius faithfully replicates the original movie's plot and characters, but the result is fairly bland.

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REVIEW: Biosphere Takes Big Thematic Swings with a Strong Central Duo

Biosphere is an interesting but imperfect sci-fi dramedy with a lot to say that's elevated by a strong central duo and direction. Here's CBR's review.

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REVIEW: Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One is a Fun Character-Driven Adventure

Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part 1 is more focused on being enjoyable than needlessly heavy. Here's CBR's review.

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REVIEW: Joy Ride is a Raunchy Blast Bolstered by a Killer Cast

Joy Ride is raunchy and hilarious, boasting a talented cast and pitch-perfect script to produce one of the best comedies of the year.